Reveille

Reveille2018-09-13T12:49:17+00:00

Well-known and respected dog agility trainer and competitor, Terry Simons, was devastated when his “heart and soul” dog, Reveille was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2011. An educated dog owner, Terry did all he could for Reveille but soon discovered that even though lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in dogs, accurate information regarding options and treatment can be elusive. Fortunately, Terry managed to connect with professionals that helped him choose the best path for his beloved companion. Reveille competed in dog agility throughout her treatment and in fact thrived, having the best agility year of her career. When Terry chose to let Reveille go, one year and a week after her diagnosis, he knew he was making the right decision for her. Grief can do strange things, it can destroy and it can inspire. In the case of Reveille, the realization that he may lose his best friend at any time inspired Terry to form CLEAR (Canine Lymphoma Education Awareness and Research), a 501(c)(3) cancer foundation that is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of lymphoma, and as a resource to dog owners interested in prevention and treatment of this devastating disease, through education and clinical research. Reveille’s legacy is to ensure that dog owners know their options thereby being empowered advocates and an informed voice for their four-legged family members.